Laser Institute of America Presents Additive Manufacturing: Trends in North America Session at World of Photonics Congress 2017

As part of the World of Photonics Congress’s Additive Manufacturing subconference at LiM 2017, North American laser manufacturing leaders shared a comprehensive look at the latest developments and innovations. ORLANDO, FL – The Laser Institute of America (LIA) presented its 90 minute session,  AM: Trends in North America, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the […]

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ILSC 2017 Gathers the World’s Medical & Industrial Laser Safety Professionals

Written By: Jamie King  Laser Institute of America’s (LIA) International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®) was held from March 20-23, 2017 at the Sheraton Atlanta Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. With over 200 laser safety professionals from around the world attending, medical and industrial workers from novice to expert discussed everything from laser generated air pollution to […]

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Diode Lasers in Cladding, Additive and Hybrid Manufacturing

By Oleg Raykis Today there exist a number of technologies for additive manufacturing of components. The two most prominent types utilizing lasers for generating parts out of metals are either powder bed based solutions or direct energy deposition, often referred to as laser metal deposition. As a company Laserline focuses mainly on the second type. […]

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Quality Assurance of Selective Laser Melting Applications

By Thomas Gruenberger Key differentiation criteria for Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies are freedom of design, cost advantage, customization, and time to market. Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) AM technology is ideal for serial production for industries like aerospace. Setting up a process means mapping the input parameters (e.g. machine and process parameters and part geometry) […]

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Evolving Laser Safety Classification Concepts & New Products

By Karl Schulmeister The classification of lasers by the product’s manufacturer – from Class 1 to Class 4 – is a valuable means to provide the end user with simplified information about the potential hazards to the eye and skin. The concept of product classification can be considered a success story. Developed in the USA […]

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